Irish soda bread, plants to attract hummingbirds, forcing tulips

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 9, 2020

moon-stars
The moving Moon went up the sky,
And nowhere did abide;
Softly she was going up,
And a star or two beside.
–Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread

There’s no need to make a deal with a leprechaun. This Irish soda bread recipe turns instead to science—well, baking soda and baking powder—for a lighter, sconelike loaf.

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Wrinkle Filling Trick To Look Up To 10 Years Younger

Believe it or not, this skin-smoothing technique is no joke. It makes you look dramatically younger. If you’d like to try this innovative smoothing technique at home, you can view the instructional video in its entirety below. It’s a fascinating presentation (even if you don’t have wrinkles). Click Here To Watch The Video >>

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10 Maple Syrup Recipes Both Sweet and Savory!
10 Maple Syrup Recipes Both Sweet and Savory!

What can you do with maple syrup (other than pancakes)? See our 10 sweet and savory recipes using real maple syrup, including maple teriyaki chicken, maple mashed sweet potatoes, and maple-glazed vegetables.
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Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.

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Full Worm Moon: March
Full Worm Moon: March

What is the Full Worm Moon? Why is it called the Worm Moon? Are are there worms on the Moon? (Just kidding.) We’ll explain what the Worm Moon means—plus, fun facts about the Moon illusion and why the Moon rides high or rides low.
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Rooster Birdhouse

Functional art for your garden and feathered friends! 

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Plants that Attract Hummingbirds
Plants that Attract Hummingbirds

Do you love to watch hummingbirds fly around your garden? Learn which types of plants attract hummingbirds and how to create a hummingbird-friendly environment in your garden!
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Red Mercury Lantern

Buy 2 or more and get $2.00 off each while supplies last. Includes 10 lights and a 6-hour timer. Takes 2 AA batteries.

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Fooling Mother Nature: Forcing Bulbs
Fooling Mother Nature: Forcing Bulbs

No matter how cold the winter weather, gardeners can stage spring with parlor pots of tulips, sweet-scented paper-whites, old-fashioned hyacinths, and dramatic amaryllis. Start now and don’t stop until every windowsill and side table is abloom with potted beauties. It’s a sure cure for the...
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Alpaca Fleece Socks

The cure for cold feet! Alpaca socks are soft, luxurious, and warmer than sheep’s wool. Choose from active outdoor and extreme cold styles.

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The Dirt Cure for the Winter Cough
The Dirt Cure for the Winter Cough

In 1849, a farmer prescribed a “dirt cure” for a winter cough. Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, demonstrate this natural remedy. (Warning: Humor required!)
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